Town of Lunenburg, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Lunenburg as Arts. I and VI of the Town Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-3-2003]
Warrants for all Town Meetings shall be served by posting attested copies thereof in four or more public places in the Town, 14 days, at least, before the day appointed for said meeting, one in each Precinct:
Precinct A: Town Hall, 17 Main Street.
Precinct B: Whalom Variety Store, 423 Electric Avenue in the Whalom-Bakerville District.
Precinct C: Powell Stone & Gravel Co. Inc., 225 Leominster-Shirley Road.
Precinct D: Centre Pizza & Variety, 1383 Massachusetts Avenue.
The warrant for any Town Meeting, with report and recommendation of the Finance Committee (required by Chapter 12, Article I, § 12-2, of these bylaws), shall be mailed by the Board of Selectmen to each dwelling unit in the Town in which a registered voter resides, at least 14 days prior to such meeting. The warrant for the Annual Town Election shall be included in the mailing for the Annual Town Meeting.
The Annual Town Meeting shall be held on the first Saturday in May commencing at 9:00 a.m., and all required reports shall be made at that time. The Annual Town Election shall be held on the third Saturday in May commencing at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.
[Amended 5-2001 ATM by Art. 31]
All requests for the insertion of subjects in the warrant for the Annual Meeting shall be submitted on or before 4:00 p.m. on the 42nd day before the date of the Annual Meeting. The requests shall be filed in the office of the Selectmen and the date of filing shall be noted on the request. No subject, the insertion of which is requested after the time herein designated, shall be inserted in the warrant.
[Amended 10-21-1997]
On matters requiring a two-thirds vote by statute, a count need not be taken unless the vote so declared is immediately questioned by seven or more voters as provided in MGL c. 39, § 15.
[Amended 11-6-2001]
Any Town Meeting is required to take place not less than 14 days prior and not more than 30 days prior to any Town Election.
[Amended 11-6-2001]
All Town committee meetings, either standing or ad hoc, must be held on Town property.
All motions made in connection with proposed action to be taken on any article at any Town Meeting shall be debatable, notwithstanding the rules or parliamentary law contained in "Town Meeting Time."
The duties of the presiding officer, not specially provided for by law or by the foregoing rule, shall be determined by the rule of parliamentary law contained in "Town Meeting Time" so far as they are adapted to Town Meetings.
No money shall be raised or appropriated at a Special Town Meeting except by a two-thirds vote of the voters present and voting.
The number of voters necessary to constitute a quorum at Town Meetings, except such parts as are devoted exclusively to the election of Town officers, shall be 50, provided, that a number less than a quorum may from time to time adjourn the same.